Named in Stone and Sky
196 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Jan 1993
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Named in Stone and Sky

The University of Arizona Press

Arizona is a land whose natural beauty many have sought to capture in words.

Gregory McNamee has combed a body of literature that spans centuries to create this anthology of writings on the widely varied landscapes of Arizona. Named in Stone and Sky includes works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; represents Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo authors; and draws on a wide range of sources, from oral literature and mythology to the works of such contemporary authors as Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, and Barbara Kingsolver.

"The land richly informs the literature of Arizona," observes McNamee. "It underlies the creation stories of the Native American peoples, the inventories of the Spanish conquistadores, the shoot-em-up novels of Zane Grey, the natural histories and romances and poems and romans noirs that Arizonans produce today. The land is the central fact here, the constant that joins the best writing about Arizona from one generation to the next." Named in Stone and Sky collects some of the best of those writings in a celebration of this many-faceted land.

Selections from:

Edward Abbey

Apache tradition

Mary Austin

Reyner Banham

George Blueeyes

John Gregory Bourke

Charles Bowden

E.A. Brininstool

Charles O. Brown

J. Ross Browne

Ross Calvin

William Calvin

Ralph Cameron

Paula Castillo

Willa Cather

Badger Clark

Richard Elman

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Francisco Garcás

Ray Gonzales

Zane Grey

John S. Griffin

Sharlot Hall

Byron Halsted

Joy Harjo

Havasupai tradition

Richard Hinton

Hopi tradition

Jack Kerouac

Barbara Kingsolver

Joseph Wood Krutch

D.H. Lawrence

Aldo Leopold

J. William Lloyd

Charles Lummis

Rita Magdaleno

Nancy Mairs

Charles McNichols

Hank Messick

Henry Miller

John Mitchell

Mojave tradition

Felipe Molina

N. Scott Momaday

Gary Paul Nabhan

Navajo tradition

Simon Ortiz

James Ohio Pattie

Joseph Garrison Pearce

Charles Phelps

Ignaz Pfefferkorn

John Wesley Powell

Anna Price

J.B. Priestly

Quechan tradition

Alberto Alvaro Ríos

R.H. Ring

M.H. Salmon

Rob Schultheis

Helen Sekaquaptewa

Richard Shelton

Georges Simenon

Page Stegner

Larry Stevens

Martha Summerhayes

Sue Summers

Mary TallMountain

Tohono O'odham tradition

Agnes Tso

John Van Dyke

Silvestre Vélez de Escalante

George Webb

Eva Antonia Wilbur-Cruce

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